Social Justice Book Studies

We invite you to continue the essential conversations about systematic oppression and racism.
Join us as we seek constructive ways to be antiracist and contribute to being an active participant in culture change.

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
Facilitated by Andrea Tatley
Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. on Zoom
July 8, 15, 22, 29
Cost: $25 includes book and shipping (scholarships available)
Note: If you purchase your own book, the class fee is $10.
Hennepin County Library has made White Fragility available to borrow as an ebook without the usual limit. Click here to visit the website.

This New York Times best-selling book explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. 

In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book”, antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. 

In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.


God of The Oppressed by James Cone
Facilitated by Maggie Pierson
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom
July 9, 16, 23, 30
Cost: $25 includes book and shipping (scholarships available)
Note: If you purchase your own book, the class fee is $10

God of the Oppressed remains a landmark in the development of Black Theology — the first effort to present a systematic theology drawing fully on the resources of African-American religion and culture. Responding to the criticism that his previous books drew too heavily on Euro-American definitions of theology, James Cone went back to his experience of the Black church in Bearden, Arkansas, the tradition of the Spirituals and Black folklore, and the Black history of struggle and survival, to construct a new approach to the gospel.


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Address: 125 Wayzata Boulevard East
Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: 952-473-8877

Worship / Calendar

Sunday Worship

8 a.m.  Chapel with Communion
9:00 a.m. Contemporary, Sanctuary
10:30 a.m. Parables Special Needs
10:45 a.m. Traditional, Sanctuary

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